Volkswagen unveiled the Polo BlueMotion in Summer 2006. Next it was the Passat BlueMotion and the Golf BlueMotion will follow in the autumn. But the most economic of all is the Polo BlueMotion.
Volkswagen has managed to cut the already lowest consumption in the Polo class, which was achieved by the Polo BlueMotion, by one tenth of a litre to 3.8 litres. That corresponds with an emissions level of 99g/km.
Optimisation of the engine configuration was the focus of the continuing improvement work. The three-cylinder 1.4 TDI with a comparatively high torque of 195Nm allows a high gear ratio. Low wind resistance is also part of the BlueMotion philosophy. This includes good aerodynamics with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.30 as well as minimum rolling resistance thanks to fuel-saving tyres. The TDI powerplant that comes with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) as standard has a standard consumption of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres (previously: 3.9 litres).